Ocala, FL – Edward A. “Ted” Snell, 80, of Ocala, FL, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 8, 2020 at his home. Born on Feb 7, 1940 in Littleton, NH, the son of the late Arthur E. and Edna (Dyke) Snell.
Ted graduated from Lisbon, NH High School in 1958 and from the University of New Hampshire in 1962 with a bachelor’s degree in agriculture and business, supporting himself through college by selling eggs. After graduation, he became a 4-H agent in Sullivan County in New Hampshire, followed by two years of active military duty from 1963 to 1965 in the US Army. Ted served in the veterinarian food corps, inspecting products, produce and shipping military goods out of the Mississippi River Delta.
After military service, Ted continued with the University of NH as a 4-H agent and was awarded the National 4-H Alumni Award for his recognition of excellent service. Ted furthered his service as Alumni Director for the University of NH, General Manager of the Nippo Golf Course in Barrington, NH and was successful in his run for the New Hampshire State Senate District 4 in 1970.
Ted continued his professional life in racetrack management, working with greyhound, harness and thoroughbred tracks in New Hampshire, Connecticut, Florida, New York, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and Florida. Ted and his wife Barbara owned and operated the Beale House Inn in Littleton, NH. He was the Dean of Admissions at Hawthorne College, Antrim, NH
Ted was known to many for his beautiful tenor singing and whistling, in the Episcopal church, clubs and at home. He enjoyed his retirement years fly fishing, volunteering as the Director for Habitat for Humanity in Decatur County, GA and nursing home volunteer. Ted helped establish Back-Pack program for the Bainbridge, GA schools. Ted loved to spend time with his beloved and faithful dog, Haddie.
He is survived by his loving wife Barbara (Peace) of 46 years, by his daughter Heidi (Ray) Horsch, stepsons Robert Rohrborn (Jose Franco), Richard Rohrborn and a son Christopher. He was pre-deceased by his stepdaughter Patricia Brander. Other family member includes granddaughters, Isabelle & Ella Horsch, Virginia Rohrborn, Domenica Rohrborn, Ann Brander, Christina Brander, Samantha and Hannah Rohrborn
Interment will be with military honors at the Veteran’s Cemetery in Boscawen, New Hampshire at a later date